Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship


The Colorado Council is comprised of many dedicated individuals throughout the state who give generously of their time and talents to help students achieve their higher educational goals. Without these volunteers, the Council would not exist.

To encourage and reward college-bound youth who likewise are committed to volunteerism and community service, the Council awards $1,500 one-time scholarships to 16 deserving Colorado high school seniors or continuing college students each year to assist with defraying the cost of tuition and fees at one of the Member Institutions.


1.     Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or continuing college student.

2.     Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and a resident of Colorado for his or her final two years of high school

3.     Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Colorado Council Member Institutions, enrolling in the next academic year.

4.     Applicant must demonstrate significant experience in volunteerism/community service.

5.     Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.



Applicant will be selected according to the following considerations: volunteerism/community service, extracurricular activities and dedication to others. Selection is based on, but not limited to these criteria.



Please make use of the following checklist to ensure that you submit all of the required materials.

  1. A Completed Application.
  2. A Personal Essay- “Discuss the most meaningful volunteer experience you engaged in within your community. Include what you did, who you impacted, and how you were impacted by the experience"
  3. Two Recommendation Forms. (One to be completed by a high school/college official and the other by someone who knows you through your involvement in community service.)
  4. An unofficial high school transcript and college transcript. (If applicable)

Application Instructions

1.     Complete and proofread parts I, II, III, and IV of this application and upload your unofficial transcript.

2.     Send your recommenders the website link to complete the online recommendation form. Make sure they are clear on which capacity they are while filling out the form:  high school/college official or community service supervisor. 

3.     Submit your application via the website no later than February 28th, 2022.

4.     Award recipients will be notified no later than May 1, 2022.

5.     Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 


Scholarship Application
Recommendation Form

 Application deadline is Monday, February 28.  For Further Information Please Contact: Jessica Morrison, s[email protected]

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